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Re: F+1+2?

Sorta reminded me of a scenario I played out in my head a couple days ago. If we were to make first contact with an alien civilization and we at least somehow found a way to communicate, how would we begin relating stuff like measurements to each other? The challenges in finding ways to communicate things we take for granted but would be, for lack of a better term, utterly alien to them, like how long is a second?

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